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7JetSet7 Code: SYL
Status: Operational
Region: CIS
Country: RUSSIA
Employees 2227
Web: yakutia.aero
Email: yakutia@yakutia.aero
Telephone: +7 4112443060
Fax: +7 8612191670

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Formed in 2002. Founded as Sakhaavia, the former Aeroflot (ARO) Yakutsk division and formerly known as Yakutaviatrans. It also operated cargo charters to Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, until it filed for bankruptcy in early 1999. It emerged in 2000 and is now controlled by the regional government. It merged with Yakutavia in 2002 and became Yakutia Airlines (SYL). Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.

9 Bykovskogo Street
Rof Sakha-Yakutia
Yakutsk 677014, (Republic of Sakha-Yakutia), Russia

The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is one of the autonomous "republics" which are part of the Russian Federation. The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) was established in 1991, it covers an area of 3,103,200 sq km, its population is 1.1 million, its capital city is Yakutsk, and its official languages are Yakutian and Russian.

Russia (Russian Federation) was established in 1991, it covers an area of 17,075,400 sq km, its population is 148.4 million, its capital city is Moscow, and its official language is Russian.

February 2007: 757-27B (24838, VP-BIF), ex-(TF-FIW), Icelandair (ICE) wet-leased.

July 2007: The European Commission (EC) published the 4th update of its "blacklist" of airlines banned from operating in the European Union (EU). The list, which takes effect immediately, now includes all 51 carriers certified in Indonesia, Angolan flag carrier (TAAG) Angola Airlines (ANG) and Ukrainian cargo operator Volare Aviation Enterprise (VLE). In addition, 10 airlines from Russia, 6 from Bulgaria and 8 from Moldova must cease or limit operations in the (EU) because of preventive safety measures adopted by their respective national civil aviation authorities, in consultation with the (EC). 4 Russian passenger carriers: Kuban Airlines (KIL), Yakutia Airlines (SYL), Red Wings (RWZ), and Kavminvodyavia have been denied all (EU) access.

February 2009: Yakutia Air (SYL) operates domestic passenger schedules in Russia and within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), as well as charters to points in Europe, including to London Stansted.

(IATA) Code: R3 - 849. (ICAO) Code: SYL (Callsign - AIR YAKUTIA).

Main Base: Yakutsk International Airport (YKS).

June 2009: Iberia (IBE) Maintenance signed a 3-year engine Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) agreement with Yakutia Airlines (SYL) covering 2 Rolls-Royce (RRC) (RB211-535-E4)s.

July 2009: 1st 737-76Q (30293, VQ-BEO) delivery.

SEE PHOTO - - "SYL-737-700-JUL09"), ex-Air Berlin (BER), Boullioun (BOU) leased. Another 737-700 will be delivered before the end of the year and +2 more next year.

This airplane entered service on the Yakutsk to Moscow route. It will also be deployed on routes from Yakutsk to Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk, Krasnodar, aswell as from Moscow to Bratsk.

August 2009: Yakutia Airlines (SYL) ordered 2 Sukhoi SSJ100s to be leased from (FLC).

February 2010: 757-23N (29330, VQ-BMV), Babcock (BBB) leased,

April 2010: 737-85F (28825, VQ-BOY), AerCap leased, ex-(D-ABBR).

May 2010: Lufthansa (DLH) Consulting was selected by Yakutia Airlines (SYL) to support (SYL) in achieving (EASA) Part 145 certification. (SYL) said its objective is to achieve the approval for line maintenance by year end.

July 2010: 1 737-700, AerCap (DEA) leased.

December 2010: Turkish (THY) Technic signed maintenance service agreements with Yakutia Airlines (SYL) for 1 737NG base maintenance "C" check and 1 737NG base maintenance "A" check. Maintenance activities will be performed this month at Turkish Technic's facilities in Istanbul.

February 2011: 737-86N (28617, VQ-BMP), ex-(SE-RHS), delivery.

May 2011: (AWAS) (AWW) delivered 1 converted 757-200F to Yakutia Airlines (SYL). (SYL) plans to expand its cargo fleet and "capitalize on the increased strength of regional cargo volume."

December 2011: Turkish Technic (THY) has signed contracts with Yakutia Airlines (SYL), which includes a maintenance service agreement to cover one "C" check on a 737-800 and a painting service agreement to cover one 737-800 tail painting.

March 2012: Yakutia Airline (SYL) will take delivery of 3 Bombardier Dash 8-Q300s this year, to be used on regional routes and replacing its Antonov An-24s. (SYL) did not disclose its leasing partner and previous airplane operators but said the age of its fleet will not exceed 10 years.

An airline spokesperson said the Dash 8-Q300’s fuel consumption is -45% lower than the An-24 and that the Canadian turboprops can operate in severe conditions of the Russian North, as well as land on ground runways.

(SYL), based in the Yakutia region, has 1 of the biggest territories in the country, making it important for (SYL) to develop a regional network.

In 2011, (SYL) carried 1.1 million passengers; 193,000 passengers carried were on regional routes, which make up 42% of (SYL)’s regional network.

(SYL) operates 5 737NGs, 5 757-200s, 1 757-200F, 3 Tupolev Tu-154s, 4 Antonov An-140s and 11 An-24s/26s.

April 2012: Yakutia Airlines (SYL) will launch 2x-weekly, Moscow to Komsomolsk na Amure 757-200 service on June 4.

July 2012: 737-7Q8 (30642, VP-BIB), ex-(D-ABBW), (ILF) leased.

September 2012: Yakutia Airlines (SYL) has declared its interest in acquiring 4 used Dash 8-400s for regional operations. (SYL) currently operates An-24s and An-140s on scheduled regional services from bases in Khabarovsk Novy (KHV), Lensk (ULK) and Yakutsk (YKS).

Yakutia Airline (SYL) will take delivery of its 1st Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 next February. (SYL) did not disclose details but the airline could order 3 of the type. (SYL) previously said it would lease 3 Dash 8-Q300s instead of the Dash 8-Q400s, but changed its mind after the Dash 8-Q400 received type certificate approval to operate in Russia and the (CIS) in June.

(SYL) will use the Dash 8-Q400 on regional routes, replacing its Antonov An-24s. (SYL) took delivery of 4 new An-140s to replace older Soviet airplanes but airline representatives said the Bombardier (BMB) airplanes are more fuel efficient.

October 2012: Yakutia Airlines (SYL) expanded its network from Krasnodar (KRR), which is located around 150 km NE from the Black Sea coast, with one each international and domestic routes. On October 26, (SYL) commenced services to Munich (MUC), which it now operates with 2x-weekly frequencies. On October 28, (SYL) launched flights on the 7,000 km route to the Far Eastern Russian city of Vladivostok (VVO). This service is operated via Ekaterinburg (SVX) owing to the distances involved. Both routes will be operated with airplanes from the 737 family.

(SYL) is about to take delivery of its 1st of 2 SSJ100-95s later this month. It will be the 2nd Russian operator after Aeroflot (ARO) to operate the Superjet and initially will base its 1st airplane at Yakutsk (YKS) to operate on regional routes from there to Blagoveshchensk Ignatyevo (BQS), Krasnoyarsk (KJA) and Novosibirsk Tolmachevo (OVB) from the end of October.

November 2012: Yakutia Airlines (SYL) became the 2nd airline after Aeroflot (ARO) to fly between Russia’s capital and Dresden (DRS) in eastern Germany on November 7. (SYL) now flies from Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) 3x-weekly (on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) with 132Y-seat 737-700s. In addition to serving Dresden, the route is targeting traffic to neighboring Czech Republic’s capital, Prague, a market where demand is much greater than the bilateral accommodates.

(SYL) has confirmed its commitment to purchase 12 737NGs, comprising 3 737-700s and 9 737-800s. Delivery is scheduled between 2016 and 2018. (SYL) representatives said the firm order can be signed in 3 to 4 months.

(SYL)'s current Boeing (TBC) fleet consists of 3 737-800s, 4 737-700s and 5 757-200s. (SYL) (CEO) Ivan Prostit said (SYL) could place more (TBC) airplane orders, although he did not disclose the exact number.

(SYL) is also increasing its fleet with Bombardier Dash 8-Q400s which will replace its Antonov An-24s.

In the coming months, (SYL) will take delivery of 2 Sukhoi Superjet 100s (SSJ100s), which will be used on routes inside the Yakutia republic (Eastern Siberia), part of the Russian Far North territories.

During the 1st 9 months of this year, (SYL) carried 914,033 passengers.

December 2012: Yakutia Airline (SYL) has taken delivery of its 1st Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100). (SYL) is now the 2nd operator of the type in Russia and the 1st customer in Russia’s Far East.

According to Yakutia (SYL) (CEO) Ivan Prostit, the airplane will fly from Yakutsk to Khabarovsk, Blagoveshchensk, Vladivostok, and other cities in Russia’s Far East and Siberia. (SYL) also plans to use the airplane on routes to Harbin, Niigata, and Seoul.

The SSJ100 features a 2-class cabin layout, which seats 8C passengers in business class and 85Y in economy.

Earlier this year, the SSJ100 was certified to operate in the high north latitude area, after undergoing trials at Yakutia’s Tiksi Airport.

Yakutia Airline (SYL) has 2 SSJ100s on order. (SYL) also plans to renovate its fleet with 12 Boeing 737NGs, which will be delivered between 2016 and 2018.

January 2013: In 2012, Yakutia Airlines (SYL) carried 1.145 million passengers.

Yakutia Airlines ((IATA) Code: R3, based at Yakutsk airport (YKS)) (SYL) is making use of the void left by bankrupt Kuban Airlines ((IATA) Code: GW; based at Krasnodar Pashkovsky airport (KRR)) (KIL) and has launched new routes from its base at Krasnodar Pashkovsky (KRR) to Istanbul Atatürk/Yesilköy International (IST), Tel Aviv Ben Gurion (TLV) and Yerevan Zvartnots (EVN) airports. All 3 routes were previously served by Kuban (KIL). Yakutia currently offers 5 weekly services to Istanbul, 2 weekly services to Yerevan, and a weekly flight to Tel Aviv, all served with 737-700s.

(SYL) launched flights on its 2nd route to China from Yakutsk (YKS) on December 29. Services connecting the capital of the Siberian Sakha Republic and Beijing (PEK) are operated with weekly frequencies and 737-800 will be deployed on the 2,600 km route. (SYL) already serves Harbin in NE China.

(SYL) has launched its Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) on its 1st commercial flight to the country’s Far East, Yakutsk to Khabarovsk. (SYL), which took delivery of the SSJ100 last month, operates the airplane on flights from Khabarovsk to Magadan and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Last year, the SSJ100 achieved certification to operate in the high north latitude area following trials at Yakutia’s Tiksi Airport.

(SYL) has 2 SSJ100s on order with 2 options. According to (SYL), it will exercise the option if it is satisfied with the airplane’s operational results in the Far East region.

(SYL) has become the 2nd operator of the type in Russia and the 1st customer in Russia’s Far East. It also plans to renovate its fleet with 12 Boeing 737NGs, which will be delivered between 2016 and 2018.

At the end of the month, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) (SSJ) delivered its second Sukhoi Superjet 100 airplane (95020) to Yakutia Airlines (SYL), with a 8C, 93Y configuration.

(SYL) is planning to operate both SSJ100 airplanes on the routes from Yakutsk to Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Kharbin (China) in autumn and winter period. (SYL) will extend the SSJ100 route network by adding Russian destinations Yakutsk to Blagoveshchensk to Novosibirsk to Nerungri, Khabarovsk to Magadan, Khabarovsk to Petropavlovsk to Kamchatsky to Vladivostok for spring-summer period, as well as flights of international charter program from the Russian Far East. The SSJ100s will also be used on routes to Harbin, Niigata, and Seoul.

Volga-Dnepr (VDA) Technics has completed the repair of a damaged nose radome on a Yakutia Airlines (SYL) 737NG at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.

February 2013: Bombardier Aerospace (BMB) this month welcomed Yakutia Airlines (SYL) to the growing family of Dash 8-Q400 airplane operators. (SYL), a domestic passenger carrier based in the NE region of Russia, will fly 3 Dash 8-Q400 airplanes, with the 1st 1 having arrived at Yakutsk Airport.

(SYL)’s new status as a Dash 8-Q400 operator follows the type approval that was awarded in June 2012 by the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) – commonly known by its Russian acronym, (MAK). The Dash 8-Q400 is the largest Western-built turboprop airplane to be awarded type approval for operation in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

“The powerful, yet fuel-efficient Dash 8-Q400 turboprop was selected for (SYL)’s operations because of its high speed, which will allow us to cover long sectors; its ability to operate on unpaved runways; and importantly, its capability in the difficult conditions that NE Russia presents, including high winds and extreme cold in the winter,” noted Ivan Prostit General Director of Yakutia Airlines (SYL). “We expect that the combination of passenger comfort and low operating cost offered by the Dash 8-Q400 airplane will allow us to optimize our regional operations.”

Powered by 2 new-generation, 5,071-shaft horsepower) (PW150A) engines, and capable of flying at a speed of up to 360 knots/667 km/h, the Dash 8-Q400 can quickly climb to turbulence-free altitudes, and can also provide fast access to the remote airports of the Siberian region of the Russian Federation.

Bombardier has booked firm orders for 463 Dash 8-Q400 and Dash 8-Q400 NextGen turboprops, and delivered airplanes are in service with >40 operators in >30 countries, on 5 continents. These airplanes have transported >243 million passengers and have logged >3.8 million flight hours and >4.1 million take-offs and landings.

March 2013: The 1st Yakutia Airlines (SYL)’s SSJ100 has arrived at Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SSJ)’s testing complex in Zhukovskiy for modification. The manufacturer plans to eliminate the defects discovered in Aeroflot (ARO) airplanes earlier this year.

According to (SSJ), the problems detected during 2 years of SSJ100 operations include erroneous leakage detection system engagement, slat extension fault and landing gear-up fault. 4 Aeroflot (ARO) airplanes were grounded in February due to the defects.

(ARO)’s 4 SSJ100s, which were grounded in February, received their renewed airworthiness certificate by Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia on February 15.

Yakutia (SYL) took delivery of its 1st SSJ100 in December 2012, followed by the 2nd airplane in January. (SYL), which has 2 SSJ100s on order, is the 2nd operator of the type in Russia and the 1st customer in Russia’s Far East. It launched its 1st SSJ100 commercial flight in January.

May 2013: Yakutia Airline (SYL) has taken delivery of its 2nd Bombardier Dash 8-Q400, which will be based at Krasnodar Airport.

July 2013: On July 30th 2013, Yakutia Airline (SYL) operated the 1st flight from Niigata at Japan Honshu Island to Vladivostok in the Russian Far East by Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100.

Earlier in the day, the SSJ100 performed a ferry flight from Osaka to Niigata, where, following an old aviation tradition, the airplane was welcomed with a water bridge courtesy of the Niigata Airport Fire Department.

Yakutia Airline (SYL) will also operate flights with the Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 from Niigata to Khabarovsk (the capital of the Far East Federal District of Russia). A flight from Vladivostok to Niigata will take 1.5 hours while passengers on a flight from Khabarovsk to Niigata may enjoy a comfortable Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 for 2 hours. The turnaround flight, Vladivostok to Niigata is scheduled on August 6 and 13, while the Khabarovsk to Niigata flight will happen on August 3 and 10.

“It is exciting that our customer, the largest airline in Russia’s Far East, is successfully establishing new destination routes with Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 airplanes,” said Mr Andrey Kalinovsky, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) President. “(SYL) recently started operations to China with our airplane and now it is also offering flights to Japan. We wish success to Yakutia Airline (SYL) in continuing development of its route network to Asia. We are always ready to support our partners in implementation of their projects”.

During the Summer Season these flights will be performed on a charter basis. In case of a sufficient payload of the flights demonstrated, (SYL) will consider regular basis for these destinations.

Added Mr Ivan Prostit Director General of (SYL), “Flights from the Russian Far East to Japan are not only expanding Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100’s flight geography, but are also granting new opportunities for a dialogue between our 2 countries”.

This past winter, (SCAC) (SSJ) delivered 2 Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100s to (SYL), which can now operate flights in Yakutia’s extremely cold winter conditions.

In the 1st half of 2013, the 2 SSJ100s have operated >300 flights and flown for >750 flight hours.

(SYL)’s Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 airplanes, are now operating flights in both the Far East of Russia: from Yakutsk to Blagoveshchensk, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Magadan, Khabarovsk, and abroad (to Beijing and Kharbin).

Yakutia Airline (SYL) has taken delivery of its 3rd Bombardier (BMB) Dash 8-Q400, the final airplane from a 2012 order. The airplane will be based in Yakutsk to operate flights inside the Yakutia region and to neighboring parts of Russia.

(SYL) has become the 1st Dash 8-Q400 operator in Russia. It changed its order for 3 Dash 8-Q300s after the Dash 8-Q400 received type certificate approval to operate in Russia and the (CIS) in June 2012.

Yakutia Airline (SYL) took delivery of its 1st airplane of the type at the beginning of the year. The 2nd Dash 8-Q400 was delivered in May and is based in Krasnodar to develop (SYL)’s 2nd base.

(SYL) has also taken delivery of an additional 737-700, the 5th of the type. Its fleet also includes 737-800s, 757-200s, 757-200Fs, Antonov An-140s and 2 Sukhoi SuperJet SSJ100s.

August 2013: The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency announced unscheduled inspections of Yakutia Airline (SYL) to see if it still meets the certification requirements of flight and technical operation.

The Federal Air Transport Agency ‘Rosaviatsia’ said that it had information on violations of labor discipline among flight (FC) and cabin crew (CA) members of (SYL). Anecdotal evidence of such violations indicate serious risks and threats to safety.

The audit began on August 7, 2013.

October 2013: A Yakutia Airlines (SYL) 737 that spent weeks parked on the tarmac of an Alaskan airport due to a legal dispute over millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid leasing fees has returned to Russia, the "Alaska Dispatch" has reported.

The 737 was released last week and is now “back in Russia under the airline’s control” Mark Dudley Regional Director for Seattle-based InterPacific Aviation & Marketing told the "Dispatch."

Dudley, whose firm handles the marketing for Yakutia Airlines (SYL)’s weekly flights between Russia and Anchorage did not confirm precisely why the plane had been allowed to return to Russia, but was quoted as saying that it was “presumably because all disagreements between the parties had been resolved.”

The 737 was grounded at the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage on September 26 when representatives of International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), which owns the airplane, presented the Yakutia Airlines (SYL) captain (FC) with legal papers before the last flight of the season departed, leaving 8t passengers unable to board the return flight to Russia.

(ILFC) (ILF), the largest airplane leasing company in the world, claimed it was owed $2.6 million in back lease payments by Yakutsk-based Yakutia Airlines (SYL) which had leased 2 737s worth a total of $54 million from the firm.

November 2013: Yakutia Airline (SYL) commenced operations at Mineralnye Vody (MRV) in the Russian Stavropol Krai in Northern Caucasus, as it launched 3 international destinations from the airport. All services are scheduled to operate with low-frequencies and will be carried out using 737-700s. Ural Airlines (URL) provides competition on the 2,200 km route to Dushanbe (DYU) in Tajikistan:
Mineralnye Vody (MRV) to Dushanbe (DYU) weekly vs Ural Airlines (URL) weekly; to Tel Aviv (TLV) weekly; and to Larnaca (LCA) weekly.

March 2014: Dash 8-Q400 (4017, VP-BOV), ex-(PH-JQA), delivery.

July 2014: Yakutia Airlines (SYL) has commenced 3 new seasonal routes to Japan, all of which will have ceased to operate by mid-September. (SYL) has launched weekly (Tuesdays) flights to Niigata (KIJ) from Khabarovsk (KHV) on July 15th, as well as weekly (Saturdays) flights to the same Japanese city from Vladivostok (VVO) on July 19th. Both routes will face no direct competition and will be flown by Yakutia (SYL)’s 93-seat SuperJet SSJ100-95s. On July 16th, (SYL) used the same airplane type to begin weekly (Wednesdays) flights from Vladivostok to Tokyo Narita (NRT). (S7) Airlines (SBR) will provide (SYL) with some opposition on the city pair, flying 4x-weekly.

September 2014: Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has distributed the allocations of foreign pilots (FC) that Russian airlines can hire following the passage of air code amendments by the State Duma in April, allowing carriers to hire non-Russian pilots (FC).

In the next 12 months, Aeroflot (ARO) will be able to contract 80 pilots (FC); Transaero (TRX), 67; AirBridgeCargo (ABC), 16; UTair (TYU), 10; Metrojet and VIM-Avia Airlines (MOV), 7 each; Yakutia Airlines (SYL), 5; Saratov Airlines (SOV), 3; Avia Management Group, which operates Dexter Air Taxi, 1.

Russia’s aviation authorities, which is hoping to solve its pilot (FC) deficit problems, now allows 200 foreign captains and instructors to work for local airlines over the next 5 years. Airlines can contract captains with at least 3,000 flight hours and no fewer than 500 hours on the airplane type.

Before 2014, local airlines were only allowed to hire pilots (FC) who were Russian citizens.

December 2014: Russia’s (VEB) Leasing has ceased operations of 5 airplanes (2 Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100s and 3 Bombardier Dash 8-Q400s) for Yakutia Airline (SYL). The lessor (VEB) intends to withdraw the airplanes from (SYL) due to constant payment delays, (VEB) said, adding the measure is common practice in world airline business.

Yakutia (SYL) is the 1st Dash 8-Q400 operator in Russia. It changed its order for 3 Dash 8-Q300s after the Dash 8-Q400 received type certificate approval to operate in Russia and the (CIS) in June 2012.

(SYL) took delivery of its 1st airplane of the type at the beginning of 2013. The 2nd Dash 8-Q400 was delivered in May 2013 and is based in Krasnodar to develop (SYL)’s 2nd base.

(SYL) took delivery of its 1st SSJ100 at the end of 2012. Its fleet also includes 737-800s, 757-200s, 757-200Fs and Antonov An-140s.

The Yakutsk-based carrier launched operations in 2002 in the Russian Far East. Moscow Vnukovo and Krasnodar airports are its regional bases.

August 2015: News Item A-1: Russian airlines have carried 306,000 passengers since spring on routes between the Russian Far East and other parts of the country under a government subsidy program, according to Russian figures just released.

The current subsidy program runs from April 1 through October 31 and applies to destinations in the extreme eastern parts of Russia, between Eastern Siberia and the Pacific Ocean. 11 Russian airlines (Aeroflot (ARO), Transaero (TRX), Yakutia (SYL), Alrosa, UTair (TYA), VIM Avia (MOV), Ural Airlines (URL), OrenAir (ORB), S7 Airlines (SBR), Ikar, and NordStar (JSC)) are part of the program, and are flying a total of 44 routes between 29 cities in 8 federal regions of the country.

According to figures released August 24 by Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, Russia has so far this year spent RUB2.072 billion/$30.4 million on subsidizing these operations (61% of the program’s RUB 3.372 billion budget).

Russian authorities first began a Far East subsidy program in 2009.

January 2017: Turkish Technic (THY) signed a contract with Russia based Yakutia Airlines (SYL) contract to provide (GTCP131-9B) Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) maintenance.

February 2017: RRJ-95LR-100 (95077, RA-89037), delivery, Ulyanovsk to Yakutsk.

May 2017: Russia’s airlines have sold >310,000 out of 447,000 subsidized tickets in the Far East subsidy program, with a value of RUB2.15 billion/$37.6 million).

From April 1 to May 1, 10 airlines carried 44,200 passengers within the program. The most in-demand destinations were routes connecting Moscow with Vladivostok, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Khabarovsk, Yakutsk and Magadan, according to a May 15 statement by Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.

The government has set a budget of RUB2.9 billion for 10 carriers, comprising Aeroflot Airline (ARO), Alrosa, Ikar, (S7) Airlines (SBR), (VIM) Airlines (MOV), NordStar (JSC), Nordwind (NWD), Ural Airlines (URL), UTair Aviation (TYU), and Yakutia (SYL).

The 2017 subsidy program comprises 50 destinations that connect the Far East and other parts of the country, plus 9 destinations in Far East inland. It runs from April 1 to October 31, 2017.

December 2017: Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has directed 6 carriers to cut their winter charter programs because there is not enough aircraft to cover planned flights, the authority said on December 21.

Azur Air (KKV) has reduced 15% of its charter program volume. In addition, the authority has notified Yakutia Airline (SYL), Saratov Airlines (SOV), and Nordwind Airlines (NWD) to reduce their charter programs. These carriers must cut 30% of charter services. All airlines also operate scheduled domestic and international flights.

Russian aviation and travel authorities had appointed a group to analyze airline plans, schedules, and possible aircraft turnaround time to prevent significant flight delays. After analyzing the winter travel flights schedule of 15 carriers, including Aeroflot Airline (ARO), Red Wings Airlines (RWZ), Ural Airlines (URL) and others, it was decided to cut charter services for 6 carriers.

According to an authority statement, Russian airlines had applied for 586 international charter flights for the New Year Holiday period. The carriers received approval for 292 flights to main destinations including Italy, Spain, Thailand, China and Israel.

October 2018: News Item A-1: "INCDT: Yakutia Airline SSJ100 Skids Off Runway at Yakutsk Airport", by Polina Montag-Girmes (montag.girmes@gmail.com), October 10, 2018).

A Yakutia Airline (SYL) Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) overshot a runway at Russia’s Yakutsk International Airport on October 10, at 03:20 am local time.

The flight was en route from Ulan-Ude, the capital city of Russian republic of Buryatia. The SSJ100 carried 91Y passengers and 5 crew on board. 4 passengers requested medical assistance, but there were no reported fatalities or severe injuries.

Yakutsk airport was closed from 03:20 am through 10:30 am local time as crews worked to clean the runway of ice and snow and prepare for emergency evacuation, (SYL) added.

News Item A-2: "Yakutia Airline Appoints New General Director" by (ATW) Polina Montag-Girmes, October 17, 2018.

Yakutia Airlines (SYL) has named Vladimir Gorbunov as new General Director, the regional Ministry of Transport said on October 15.

Gorbunov, who will join the airline on October 18, succeeds Olga Fyodorova, who resigned soon after the October 10 incident when a Yakutia Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) overshot a runway at Yakutsk airport. Later, Russian aviation authorities said the runway at the airport was iced over.

Previously, Gorbunov headed 1 of the 1st low-cost carriers (LCC) in Russia, Avianova, and later took part in Aeroflot Airline (ARO)’s low-cost subsidiary launch.


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SYL-737 - 2013-10
SYL-757-200 - 2013-08
SYL-DHC-8-Q400 - 2013-02
SYL-SSJ100 - 2012-12

October 2018:

1 737-7Q8 (CFM56-7B) (30642, VP-BIB), EX-(D-ABBW), (ILF) LEASED 2012-07. 144Y.

3 737-700 (CFM56-7B).

1 737-76Q (CFM56-7B-20) (740-30271, /00 VQ-BLT), (CGP) LEASED 2011-06. WITH WINGLETS. 144Y.

1 737-76Q (CFM56-7B-24) (947-30277, /01 VQ-BLS), (CGP) LEASED 2011-06. WITH WINGLETS. 144Y.

1 737-76Q (CFM56-7B-22) (1496-30293, /04 VQ-BEO - - SEE PHOTO - - "SYL-737-700-JUL09"), EX-(BER), (CGP) LEASED 2009-07. WITH WINGLETS. 126Y.

2 +9 ORDERS (2016-02) 737-800 (CFM56-7B).

1 737-85F (CFM56-7B-26) (188-28825, /98 VQ-BOY), EX-(D-ABBR), (DEA) LEASED 2010-04. 186Y.

1 737-86N (CFM56-7B-27) (504-28617, /00 VQ-BMP), EX-(SE-RHS) 2011-02. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.

1 757-23APF (RB211-535E4) (314-24868, /90 VQ-BOX), (AWW) LEASED 2011-04. FREIGHTER.

1 757-23N (RB211-535E4-B) (737-27974, /96 VQ-BCF), FLY LEASING LEASED 2009-11. WITH WINGLETS. 192Y.

1 757-23NET (RB211-535E4-B) (843-29330, /98 VQ-BMW), FLY LEASING LEASED 2009-11, EX-(N522AT). WITH WINGLETS. 192Y.

1 757-256 (RB211-535E4) (616-26244, /94 VP-BFG), ICELANDAIR (ICE) LEASE PARTNERSHIP ONE LEASED 2007-12. WITH WINGLETS. 22F, 39CY, 128Y.

1 757-256 (RB211-535E4) (617-26245, /94 VQ-BCK), TOP FLIGHT LEASING LEASED 2009-02. WITH WINGLETS. 192Y.

1 757-27B (RB211-535E4) (302-24838, /90 VP-BIF - SEE PHOTO), CASTLE (CSL) LEASED 2007-04, EX-(CDF)/(BLE). 192Y.


2 AN-140 (TV3-117VMA-SBM1) (05A001, /06 RA-41250 - - SEE PHOTO - - "SYL-AN-140-2009-08," 07A012, /07 RA-41251), 52Y.

2 AN-24RV (AI-24VT) (47309506, /74 RA-46665; 47309704, /74 RA-46682), AVIATECHNICA LEASED 2003-01. 48Y.

1 AN-26B (AI-24VT) (12003, /82 RA-26105), 43Y, COMBI/FREIGHTER.

0 SUKHOI SSJ100-96B (SAM146) (95020, 2013-01; 95019, 2012-10), (FLC) LEASED. RETURNED 2 TO (VEB) LEASING 2014-12. 8C, 93Y.

1 SUKHOI SSJ100-95LR-100 (95077, RA-89037), ULYANOVSK TO YAKUTSK 2017-02.

3 TU-154B-2 (NK-8-2U) (520, /81 RA-85520; 577, /83 RA-85577; 597, /84 RA-85597), 164Y.

1 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (777, /88 RA-85007 "ING. FIDEL SANCHEZ;" 875, /91 RA-85700), 154Y.

1 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (882, /91 RA-85707), 164Y.

1 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (974, /93 RA-85790), 134Y.

3 YAK-40 (AI-25) (9612046, /76 RA-88166; 9711652, /77 RA-88261; 9810257, /78 RA-87205), 32Y.

1 YAK-40K. (AI-25) (9720654, /77 RA-87903), 32Y.


Vlaimir succeeded Olga Fyodorova, who resigned soon after the October 10th, 2018 incident when a Yakutia Airline (SYL) Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100
overshot a runway at Yakutsk airport.



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